Recent Commercial Posts

Water Damage Clean-up

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Drywall and insulation was removed to expose the wet cinder block walls.

This business came to work Monday with a surprise.  A hot water supply line to the kitchen sink on the second floor of this commercial building caused quite a mess for this building owner.  The water ran all weekend.

She made one phone call to SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline.  She knew with our quick response times and level of experience we could minimize the amount of time her business would be affected by this water loss.

We has a lot of wet ceiling tiles, insulation, drywall and flooring to dry.  Our on-site crews worked fast and efficiently to get the demo work and drying completed in a short amount of time.

She did say we really do make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Water Damage - Equipment

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

several air movers in place in a hallway This photos show the different types of air movers used to dry water damaged building materials in a Commercial setting.

This are many different types of drying equipment we use to help our customers get their water damaged structures dry.  There are many different factors that determine which of our many drying equipment choices will work best?

For example, is there enough power to run all of this equipment, is there a trip and fall hazard, where can I have my dehumidifier drain tube draining into?

SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline takes the time to ensure which type of drying equipment we install will perform at top operating efficiency and which equipment will get the job dry the quickest and most efficiently.

Our goal is to only inconvenience our customers for as short of a time frame as possible. 

We are very successful and getting jobs dry in a timely manner due to all of our different types of air movers.

Call SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline today if you need help with a water damage (804)730-6788.

Post Construction Cleaning after repairs

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Call us today to perform your post construction cleaning!

SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline works with many local Commercial Businesses within our territory area to assist them with what we call post construction cleaning after repairs. 

Whenever a Commercial Business experiences some kind of water damage that requires demolition, additions or remodeling you may come across construction dust throughout the areas worked in.  Contractors will cut flooring, trim-work and may have to sand drywall in the area they are working.  As a result, there is a fine dust/powder that can be on all horizontal surfaces. 

When the construction work is completed and all repairs or remodeling are done, the commercial business will contact us to schedule a crew to come out and clean the space before returning it to their tenant or customer.  We go on-site and do a thorough cleaning of the areas worked in: cleaning walls, baseboards, window sills and flooring.

If you have a commercial property and need SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline's services, call us today at 804-730-6788!

Crawlspace Mold - New Construction

7/16/2018 (Permalink)

Elevate moisture and elevated humidity in Virginia can be the perfect recipe for mold growth in the crawlspaces, have us check your today(804)730-6788

We often get questions and concerns regarding mold within residential crawlspaces.  Most homes in Virginia have a crawlspace beneath the house.  Although some people choose to have their crawlspace conditioned, more often they are not.  Since, we do not “live” in the crawlspace, most people don’t even think about it.  However when they do, the biggest concern is possible mold growth.  We live in a state that has areas where the water table is high making the surrounding ground areas very wet.  We also suffer from high humidity during the summer time.  Those two do not make a good match together.

During the rainy season, it is not uncommon for us to have to clean and treat the wooden joists and main beams in a crawlspace, of a newly built home.  The building materials can get wet from the rain.  Once it is built we have hot humid days and therefore mold may have the best conditions to grow.  Such was the case for a recently built home in Hopewell, VA.  Sometimes the mold can be removed by  the sandwich method: hepavacuuming, hand wiping with our EPA registered disinfectant / cleaner from SERVPRO then hepavacuuming again.  However, in this particular instance, the mold growth was significantly growing throughout all the wooden framing in the crawlspace.  We recommended soda blasting for this project, which would not only help remove the mold, but would also help with the moisture issues in the crawlspace.  A dehumidifier was installed to help lower the humidity in the crawlspace, all of the vapor barrier and insulation was removed.  After the entire crawlspace was soda blasted, a brand new 6 mil. poly vapor barrier was installed.  The dehumidifier and a fan was re-installed to reduce the moisture content of the joists and beams.  To help prevent future mold growth, all of the joists, beams and sub-flooring were sealed with an anti-microbial sealer.  Finally, new insulation was re-installed and a dehumidifier was purchased and installed so that the new  homeowner could run it during the hot and humid season. The homeowner and builder were impressed and very happy with the work SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline completed in the crawlspace.

ERP - Emergency Ready Profile

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

A guide to help you get back into your building quickly following a disaster!

“No one plans on a disaster, but you can plan to be ready for whatever happens!”

As a small local business owner we know the magnitude of being ready for anything.  That is why we can’t stress enough, the importance of being prepared for a disaster.  Did you know that 50% of businesses that experience a disaster may never re-open their doors? We do not want that to be you!

Being prepared is the key to making it through a disaster.  Let us help you get prepared.  With our Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) program we will provide critical information that will allow you to start mitigation and recovery services.  The ERP is a quick reference guide for your business to refer to if a disaster should strike.

We will come to you and provide a FREE assessment of your facility!  With this FREE assessment we will create a very detailed profile that will be a quick reference to important contacts and phone numbers such as your utility companies, on-site contact, building contact, insurance company contact, maintenance department contact and hospital contact.  The Emergency Ready Profile will also prepare our SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline team. Please don’t let your business fall on the wrong side of the 50% when you can take advantage of this FREE assessment. 

We make it "Like it never even happened." 

SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline is ready to keep your business READY for whatever happens! Call us today, 804-730-6788, to schedule your Emergency Ready Profile!

Vapor Shark - odor removal

5/9/2018 (Permalink)

photo of vapor shark with white background The vapor shark helps with odor concerns.

Recently, we were contacted by one of our commercial real estate customers to help them with an odor concern in a tenant occupied unit.  As part of the process with taking care of the odor we utilized our vapor shark. 

This specialty piece of equipment is used by SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline to neutralize foul odors. The equipment is designed to provide a simple, safe solution for addressing tough odor problems.  After all debris have been removed and surfaces thoroughly cleaned, there could still be a residual odor present.  As a result of that residual odor, we would install the vapor shark.  The vapor shark utilizes highly concentrated neutral or scented membrane packs which air is forced over, dispensing scent into the surrounding areas.  This process will penetrate all porous surfaces, safely eliminating the odor in the air.  

This piece of specialty equipment is very effective and can be utilized in fire, water and mold remediation projects here at SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline.

Call us today so we can help you with any odor concerns you may have.

Emergency Ready Profile

7/21/2016 (Permalink)

Be on the right side of the 50% and be prepared. Contact us today for your FREE assessment.

“No one plans on a disaster, but you can plan to be ready for whatever happens!”

As a small local business owner we know the magnitude of being ready for anything.  That is why we can’t stress enough, the importance of being prepared for a disaster.  Did you know that 50% of businesses that experience a disaster may never re-open their doors? We do not want that to be you!

Being prepared is the key to making it through a disaster.  Let us help you get prepared.  With our Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) program we will provide critical information that will allow you to start mitigation and recovery services.  The ERP is a quick reference guide for your business to refer to if a disaster should strike.

We will come to you and provide a FREE assessment of your facility!  With this FREE assessment we will create a very detailed profile that will be a quick reference to important contacts and phone numbers such as your utility companies, on-site contact, building contact, insurance company contact, maintenance department contact and hospital contact.  The Emergency Ready Profile will also prepare our SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline team. Please don’t let your business fall on the wrong side of the 50% when you can take advantage of this FREE assessment. 

We make it "Like it never even happened." 

SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline is ready to keep your business READY for whatever happens! Call us today, 804-730-6788, to schedule your Emergency Ready Profile!